• Lenovo Steps Up

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    Hot on the heals of the child like complaining from Acer we have Lenovo with a totally different response. “Although we don’t like Microsoft providing hardware, for us, it just adds one more competitor,” Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said during the conference call in response to analyst’s question. “[They’re] just one of our many competitors.…

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  • Acer Whines

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    So Acer is complaining that surface is competing directly with them (and it is) and threatens that they’ll look at alternatives to Windows. I can certainly see that they’d be upset, but what alternatives are there? Apple won’t license OSX and the general consumer isn’t interested in Linux (despite how rock solid it is now).…

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  • Dicking Around or Putting Out?

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    Go talk with a group of bloggers or programmers for a few minutes and you’ll end up talking about the tools you use or the specific workflow. Some people in that conversation are going to go dump what they are currently using to try out the tools that others suggested in the quest for a…

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  • Surprise, Facebook Lied to it’s Developers Too

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    So guess what, not only does Facebook not respect it’s users, it screws developers too. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says Facebook duped application developers into paying $375 for a phony [sic] security authentication, the latest to come out of the privacy investigation Facebook settled on Friday. Basically Facebook charged extra to be ‘verified’ then…

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  • IE is Doing the Right Thing with Do Not Track

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    Microsoft gets a pretty bad wrap for it’s browsers. IE (specifically version 6) has been a thorn in the side of every web developer for years. With that type of history it’s sometimes hard to give MS credit when they do right. In IE 10 ‘do not track’ will be enabled by default, and I…

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  • TextMate is GPL: The Last Attempt to be Friends in a Neglectful Relationship

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    So after many years and years of little development TextMate is on Github (Github}. The real question is, will this be something great for TextMate or is it a death knell? My vote is a death knell. TexMate 1 was awesome when it came out, but that was a long time ago. I was right…

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  • Magazines on the iPad, A floundering Business?

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    So The Daily and Huffington are having a hard time making ends meet. While some think it has to do with a flawed content model I think it has to do more with experience. I’ll admit up front that I have not ever tried Huffington or The Daily. Judging from their demos they seem to…

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  • Learning New Things

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    I’ve been saying for a while now that I really need to step outside of WordPress and learn more about PHP development. The hard part has been working it in to a week filled with client work and family, and relaxing at some point. My friend Eric has a good way to do it. I…

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  • The Psychology of Recreational Athlete Doping

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    Unfortunately the world of cycling is filled with stories of riders taking lots of drugs to gain performance advantages. The ones you really hear about are the big names, like Tour Winner Floyd Landis. The reality is that there are more riders suspended in the “recreational” ranks for doping then at the pro level. VeloNews…

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  • WordPress Upgrade Fear

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    Decent article on WPRealm discussing why users don’t upgrade. The biggest reason I’ve found is that their web developer failed them. Any client I’ve talked to that is not upgrading their site is afraid of something breaking. While that may be the reason they give, it’s not the real reason. Really users aren’t upgrading because…

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